Puberty is a time of great physical and emotional change. It last between 10 and 16 among girls, between 11 and 17 among boys, and it lingers on for life among famous people when their embarrassing school photos finally surface. If that joke rings a bit mean to you, it really shouldn’t. There’s nothing embarrassing about looking embarrassing decades later – in fact, it doesn’t mean anything. Hell, some of the most important and coolest people on the planet look hilarious after a certain amount of time has passed: I mean look at early photos of the Rolling Stones or from the first Microsoft boardroom.
The thing about time is, it will make everyone look out of place sooner or later, even the coolest people ever. So what if Brad Pitt and George Clooney had mushroom haircuts during their puberty? So what if the Rock did not look as rocky as we always expect him to? – does that make these people and their work less worthy? Quite the contrary: it shows that they are humans just as everybody else and that nothing was handed down to them. In fact, they all had to work extremely hard to get to where they are now, and that alone deserves tremendous respect.